Trade Associations

Boating United, BoatPAC launch new website

The recreational boating community – led by NMMA and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) – announced that the Boating United grassroots advocacy website has been transitioned to a new, more robust platform called SparkInfluence. The new Boating United website – which is now home to BoatPAC as well – will allow the community to be more effective in its virtual advocacy ...

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ORR brings on new VP

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), America’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations and organizations working to promote the growth of the outdoor recreation economy and outdoor recreation activities, has hired successful business entrepreneur and strategist, Lindsey Davis to offer increased support to its members during these difficult times. ORR added that a collective voice is needed now more than ...

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NMMA advocates for boating industry priorities

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While the CARES Act included several provisions to bring initial relief to industry, the pandemic's impact on small and medium-sized businesses is still ongoing and threatens to be lasting. While this effort represented a significant step to help the business community navigate these troubled waters, more relief is needed as NMMA members face unprecedented challenges. NMMA is already communicating with ...

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Coast Guard Foundation to support members impacted by COVID-19

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced it has activated its emergency response fund and tragedy assistance programs. With these two tools, the Foundation has committed to raise $1 million to support the Coast Guard’s immediate and long-term needs that arise from the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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NMMA announces changes, cuts amidst COVID-19 crisis

On Wednesday a letter went out to all NMMA members from their president, Frank Hugelmeyer, detailing changes and cuts they have made in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “While unfortunate, these difficult decisions were made to ensure the association is weathered against this global crisis and comes out stronger and more effective on the other side,” said Hugelmeyer. “With these ...

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ORR welcomes new coalition members

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the outdoor recreation business community is coming together to strengthen the entire recreation sector – including thousands of small businesses and millions of workers – during this turbulent time. It is in that sentiment that the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) welcomed two new members to further unify the industry and bolster its collective influence.  By the end of ...

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Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Task Force names members

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Explore Minnesota have named members to the new Outdoor Recreation Task Force. The 20-person task force, which is set to meet via WebEx for the first time on April 28 to begin discussing the state of outdoor recreation in Minnesota, represents a broad swath of outdoor recreation interests in the state. “Engaging this ...

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Sea Tow Foundation opens nominations for North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council

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The Sea Tow Foundation has officially opened nominations for new council members for its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council, with applications accepted through May 1, 2020. Appointees will serve two-year terms beginning June 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022. According to Sea Tow Foundation Executive Director Gail R. Kulp, the North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council serves as an ...

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NMMA compiles answers to COVID-19 webinar questions

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NMMA has compiled a list of answers to questions that were asked during the association’s COVID-19 webinar last Friday. Click here to view the questions and answers. While most of the questions centered on the Paycheck Protection Program, webinar participants also inquired about tax credits, tariffs, outdoor recreation access and more. In case you missed it, a recording of the ...

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Outdoor Industry hosts webinar on thriving in chaotic times

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Webinar: Thriving in Chaotic Times - the Neuroscience Behind Our Distress When: Friday, April 10, 11:00 a.m. (MT) Speaker: Julie Auger, MOD How is our brain perceiving and responding to the current threats? As leaders, what may we do to alleviate these threat responses for our employees and ourselves? This webinar provides a look into how our brain is reacting, ...

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